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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 12-18-2013 07:46 PM 1713 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s Christmas time again 2013…....As in my earlier project posts, I make tools for my three sons, brother-in-law, & a friend. The Try Squares plans came from ShopNotes issue 150.

The first & last picts. are of the prototype. As I was making them, I ran into a lot of problems, i.e., splitting of the wood, rivets not holding, & countersinking the screws. I had to deviate from the directions somewhat. However, I made it through as you can see. In pict. three, the 5 large sqs. & the top small sqs. are made of Purpleheart, & the bottom small sqs. are made of Rosewood. The other picts are just for fun.

-- ED NOCK





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bch

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 08:28 PM

Those sure are nice, Ed. Is that a brand or a bird? That’s quite charming. Those gifts will certainly be well received.

-- --bch

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 08:31 PM

Saweeeet looken squares

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 08:40 PM

...uh, errrr, duh, hope I am one of your friends…

Nice adjustments. And to think you had us make wood try squares in the workshop you conducted… hmmm, were we short changed? Could have had brass?

For info: Ed runs our Mason Dixon Woodworkers workshops and has lead us into many very interesting projects…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 09:14 PM

Great gifts, outstanding try squares.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 09:19 PM

Excellent work Edward!

I could use a square to my scroll saw.
You sell to Europe?

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 09:38 PM

Nice work. Where did you get the brass and rivets?

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Karson

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 09:44 PM

Ed: Very nice job. How come you didn’t bring them by the toy workshop the other day. You bringing them to the meeting tomorrow night.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 10:06 PM

Sweet, I wish I knew someone that made tools for me. Nice work.

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kiefer

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 10:46 PM

WOW that is first class .
Nice presents that will make the owners proud and cherish them for a life time .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 12-19-2013 12:39 AM

They all look great : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 01:03 AM

Those are some beautiful squares, Ed!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the guys at MDWW!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#12 posted 12-19-2013 03:33 AM

Ed: Can you revise the issue number Shopsmith is not at issue 150 yet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Edward E Nock II

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#13 posted 12-19-2013 02:22 PM

Thanks guys…..The brass and rivets came from McMaster-Carr. sorry about the issue #, it’s #129

ED

-- ED NOCK

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BinghamtonEd

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#14 posted 12-19-2013 03:15 PM

Those are absolutely beautiful squares. I remember seeing that issue, but yours came out ahead of the ones in the magazine. I will have to add these to my list of things to build that I’ll never find time to build.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#15 posted 12-19-2013 04:41 PM

Ed,

Really great work! I would love to take these on some day. Can you tell me what brass stock you used? There are several options on McMaster Carr; I don’t know which is best for this application.

Again, fantastic work!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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